The person who blackmailed rapper J. Cole on Twitter yesterday by threatening to kill his sister if J. Cole didn't retweet him is now under investigation by police.
The blackmail included a photo of the man holding a gun to a young girl's head, with the caption, "rewet me and I'll buy Born Sinner. Don't retweet me and I'll kill my lil sister."
Police are investigating a 19-year-old who may be responsible for the tweet.
A rep for the New Braunfels Police Department in Texas said the man is "cooperating and it seems this was just a bad lapse in judgment."
Police say that the gun was a BB gun, not a handgun.
"For now, this is still an open investigation, and for the time being no charges are being filed," the spokesman said.
TMZ got in touch with the teen and said, "I'd like to apologize to America for the photo and to put J. Cole in that position. It was all a joke."
"It was an unloaded BB gun and my sister was in on it. I only tweeted it because I didn't expect a response. Mr. Cole please don't sue me. I want to formally apologize more to J. Cole and yeah my mom made me delete my twitter until I fixed it."